STATE OF NEW JERSEY
I. APPROVAL OF THE PUBLIC SESSION MINUTES OF JUNE 15, 2006
II. NEW BUSINESS
1. COUNCIL ON CHIROPRACTIC EDUCATION - PROPOSED REVISIONS TO CCE STANDARDS
Attached for Board review is a notice from the CCE seeking proposals for consideration by the CCE Board of Directors for revisions to the CCE standards.
2. CCE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION
The Board of Directors of the CCE is seeking nominations at COA to individuals to fill four positions on the Commission on Accreditation. The positions will be filled at the conclusion of the CCE Commission on Accreditation meeting in January 2007.
3. COUNCIL ON CONTINUING CHIROPRACTIC EDUCATION NOTICE OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RECOGNITION
Attached for Board review is a copy of a notice reporting that the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity which has recommended to the Secretary of Education a renewal of the recognition for the Council on Chiropractic Education, Commission, On Accreditation, for a period of five years.
III. GENERAL INQUIRIES
A. THERESA M. DiGUGLIELMO, ESQ.
Ms. DiGuglielmo is requesting guidance regarding a Chiropractor’s use of publicly available data such as Motor Vehicle accident reports to identify prospective patients.
B. DAVID L. STEPHENS, D.C.
Dr. Stephens is seeking guidance on interpretation of the Board’s position with respect to delegation to unlicensed assistance, particularly as it relates to unlicensed staff setting up a patient and preparing them for the administration of electric stimulation. In addition, Dr. Stephens request guidance on the issue of roller traction.
A. ROBERT E. QUARRY, JR., D.C.
Dr. Quarry had submitted an application for licensure by Endorsement and has requested the Board’s guidance on his Pre-Chiropractic education.
B. DUNCAN HALES, D.C.
Dr. Hales is currently practicing in England and holds licenses in California as well as the Government Chiropractic Council in England. He requests guidance with respect to qualifications for licensure in New Jersey.
V. ENDORSEMENT APPLICATIONS
1. MARK MONIR DAWOUD, D.C.
VI. DISCIPLINARY MATTERS
A. LOUIS D’AGOSTINO, D.C.
Dr. D’Agostino’s application for licensure in the State of NJ by Endorsement was denied by a Final Order entered on June 17, 2002, a copy of which is attached for Board review. The Board has received an inquiry by Keith J. Roberts, Esq., on behalf of Dr. D’Agostino requesting that the Board reconsider Dr. D’Agostino’s application. Since Dr. D’Agostino has not practiced for more than five years, he has requested permission to take the Special Purposes Examination in Chiropractic. Because of an impending deadline, permission has been forwarded by Executive Director Earle to National Board’s to take the SPEC Exam.
B. I/M/O BRIAN KLAPPHOLZ, D.C.
John D. Hugelmeyer, DAG for the Attorney General
On May19, 2006, a Provisional Order of Discipline was filed with the Board of Chiropractic Examiners based upon respondent’s plea of guilty to two counts of theft. The Provisional Order cites that such conduct provides grounds for the suspension of his license and concludes that the licensee engaged in professional misconduct and has been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude in which relates adversely to the practice of Chiropractic.
On June 27, 2006, Barry N. Schinberg, Esq., on behalf of respondent has filed a reply in opposition to the Provisional Order of Discipline as well as a request for modification, dismissal, and evidentiary hearing. On July 11, 2006, Deputy Attorney General Hugelmeyer submitted a letter in lieu of a formal brief in reply to the request for modification, dismissal, and evidentiary hearing.
C. I/M/O GREGORY TRENTACOSTA, D.C.
The Board has received correspondence from Joseph Portelli, Esq., which provides a copy of a filed Order terminating Dr. Trentacosta’s enrollment in Pre-Trial Intervention and seeking reinstatement of his license to practice. Dr. Trentacosta’s license was actively suspended for a minimum period of three years commencing on January 29, 2004. A copy of the Final Consent Order is attached for Board review.